A safari in South Africa is simply something you must not miss during your visit.
Safaris in South Africa can be done both in national parks and in private reserves. You have the option to camp or stay in luxurious resorts (lodges), where none of your wishes will go unfulfilled. A safari trip can be completed within one day, but we recommend allocating more days for this excursion and spending at least one night in a national park. In this case, you'll have the opportunity to go on a night drive, where you'll see and hear animals that are asleep during the day. Even if you stay in your African bungalow, the magical atmosphere of the wild will literally breathe on you; you'll hear the sounds of hyenas, elephants, antelopes, and other animals, and smell unfamiliar scents. These will be very intense experiences that will exceed all expectations. Camps typically have well-equipped bungalows where you can prepare your own food, tents with beds and a refrigerator. The camps are clean and well-maintained; after your safari trip, you can cool off in the pool.
Accommodation in national parks must be booked well in advance, especially if you are traveling during the tourist season. It's good to go on a safari with a guide who will show you animals that are easy to overlook and provide lots of interesting information. If you still decide to go alone, rent a car with elevated clearance. In national parks, such as Kruger National Park or Addo Elephant National Park, you can move freely along marked routes (asphalt or dirt). For safety reasons, however, it is not permitted to leave the vehicle. In some private reserves, you can only go on a safari with a local guide.